Tim Tebow is unarguably one of the top players to come out of college, ever. And the fan (some say cult) following he has had both while at Florida and with his being drafted in the first round by the Broncos is a saga never seen before in the NFL.
Coming off his last three games of the 2010 season and (thankfully) a new head coach (John Fox) and a new head of football operations (John Elway) 2011 looked to be a great opportunity for Tim Tebow to work hard in the off-season and at OTAs and make a serious push for the starting job over incumbent Kyle Orton.
But then the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement came to an end and the lockout happened.
Other than the draft, which produced some help for this talent-challenged team, there has been no other official activities. No official workouts or any contact between the coaching staff and the players.
And this is not a good thing for Mr. Tebow. Looking at his game now and what were shown to be needed areas of improvements, time is not on his side.
Tebow needs a lot of help on his reads, especially the second and third checkdowns as well as the ability and confidence to throw over the middle. He needs to work on his footwork from under center and to make smart decisions with the ball, which doesn't mean to always tuck and run when things break down.
Mr. Elway knows that and if you watch films of Elway's game, he ran out of the pocket to set up for a better passing option, not to try and gain yards with his feet.
And with your QB being your leading rusher in 2/3rds of the games started, you will not win many football games or any championships. Look it up, it has never happened.
So, are we seeing a great college football player that has reached his peak and running into the lockout or will we see a player who can overcome his deficiencies with hard work and a franchise that will give him the chance to prove himself?
With John Fox as head coach, we will likely see a more conservative style that will put more focus on the run and a passing game over the middle utilizing the TE. We will also see a defense in reconstruction that will call for an offense to not make mistakes while this rebuilding is going on. One good defensive draft will not make up for all of McDaniels' stupidity.
I think we will see him getting his chance, but it just may not be as the starter game 1 next season. And that is not a bad thing. Really.
We will just have to wait and see what this all means for Tim Tebow.
Just one Bronco fan(atic)'s opinion.